A new podcast interview has been released with Angelina promoting First They Killed My Father and it was released on October 7, 2017 and the interview was with the podcast The Director’s Cut. Listen below for a great interview about the project:
Director Angelina Jolie discusses her new film, First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers, with fellow Director Jeremy Kagan. Based on a memoir by human rights activist Loung Ung, the film recounts the Cambodian genocide of the 1970s through the eyes of a five-year-old girl as she embarks on a harrowing quest for survival during the Khmer Rouge’s four-year reign terror.
New interview with Angelina and Loung Ung from yesterday about First They Killed My Father and perhaps about working together again.
Director Talks About Her Oscar-Nominated Film About Cambodia
Never mind the nattering scuttlebutting and the tabloid “fake news” cycles concerning Angelina Jolie at the moment. What matters now in the famed actress/director/producer’s life is the fact that she has just expanded her impressive filmography as a director, following In the Land of Blood and Honey, Unbroken, and By the Sea, by one, with the engrossing and important new Netflix film First They Killed My Father. What she has wrought is one of the most affecting and, by nature, harrowing — yet also beautiful — cinematic accounts of the Khmer Rouge’s reign of genocidal terror during the 1970s, during which an estimated quarter of the nation’s population of seven million was killed.
A new trailer, a Q&A from fans, a featurette and two promos has been released for First They Killed My Father and you can view all these new clips in the video archive, below is the trailer and the Q&A from fans:
The 2017 Nansen Refugee Award ceremony in Geneva on October 2 honoured Zannah Mustapha for founding a school in Maiduguri, Nigeria, the epicentre of the Boko Haram insurgency. In 2011 Angelina was honoured as well! View several interesting interviews and the event itself at the Facebook page and you can read more about the event at the official UNHCR page.
Angelina couldn’t attend the event but a new short film/documentary called The Others starring and music composed by Miyavi (previously in Unbroken) was released and Angelina is the director!
Angelina was also on video stream for the event and you can view a video with both Angelina and also Miyavi’s concert and interview here.
“The courage it takes to defend children’s’ rights to education in the face of Boko Haram is extraordinary. Zannah Mustapha has brought light to a region that has been terrorised for years.”
“Mr Mustapha, you are an inspiration. I hope this award encourages you and others to continue this vital work.”
Angelina and Loung Ung went to the screening and Q&A of First They Killed My Father at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival yesterday, September 24. Angie seems to go for a lot of white at the moment and I think it suits her so good, both the ladies looked wonderful!